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Forum: Vendors 08-17-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 252,318
Posted By DarrenM1
+1... You guys are awesome. My order arrived...

+1... You guys are awesome. My order arrived promptly. Easy install on my X-11 and my wife's Multi-tec. We took them on a little test run tonight... they work fantastic. about 600 yard range line of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,150
Posted By DarrenM1
Great Job! Thanks for posting!:clap

Great Job! Thanks for posting!:clap
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-11-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 50,532
Posted By DarrenM1
Thanks for mentioning Burge's... +1. Here's a pic...

Thanks for mentioning Burge's... +1. Here's a pic from a burger run earlier this summer.

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt351/DarrenM1/P5010287.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-31-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,638,999
Posted By DarrenM1
The BMW Alpine Stone is by far my favorite camo!

The BMW Alpine Stone is by far my favorite camo!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-31-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,638,999
Posted By DarrenM1
On the road to the Alpine Tunnel

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt351/DarrenM1/Colorado4/Colorado2009_090914_1105.jpg
Forum: Face plant 07-31-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 33,839
Posted By DarrenM1
I was riding my Harley a couple of years ago on a...

I was riding my Harley a couple of years ago on a back road in NW LA when I actually got stung by a bee on the face. I was cruising on my softail springer CVO at about 35 miles an hour. I was wearing...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 862
Posted By DarrenM1
Featherlite SURV

Anyone with any knowledge of these... I've found a 20 footer that I can get for about 19k. It's brand new... sitting on the dealers showroom for four years! It originally listed for 35k and now he's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By DarrenM1
Trailering a the big GS

Ok, I admit I'm committing a cardinal sin... but my wife and I are traveling to CO in September and we're carrying three motorcycles. I don't want her driving my truck and two of my bikes so I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,191
Posted By DarrenM1
I've used both. I try and ride at a maximum of...

I've used both. I try and ride at a maximum of 60% effort so I can ride again tomorrow and to be honest I can't tell an ounce of difference.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-15-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,838
Posted By DarrenM1
Camping in Ouray area

Hey guys, planning my pilgrimage to Ouray in September; taking the wife so I'm pulling the trailer... wondering if anyone knows any good camp spots... with showers and electric if possible?
Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,581
Posted By DarrenM1
Krabill... if you did 910 miles on a one lunger...

Krabill... if you did 910 miles on a one lunger r2 and a stock seat... I owe you lunch next time you pass within 100 miles of NW Louisiana!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,581
Posted By DarrenM1
R2 Seat

Thanks for the replies. I ordered a Rick Mayer today. I asked the nice lady at Rick's office if there were any ADV discounts and she sold me the WR seat for $304.00 including shipping. That's pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,581
Posted By DarrenM1
Hey Garry... sorry buddy I feel your pain; but I...

Hey Garry... sorry buddy I feel your pain; but I can promise you one thing my friend... it's not the bike that's spoiling your marriage -- Not sure what it is -- but it's not the bike!
Good luck on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,581
Posted By DarrenM1
Seat Help

Hey Guys,
I love my r2 and my wife and I are in the planning stages or our annual pilgrimage to Colorado this September. I need a little advice regarding aftermarket seats. I have a Sargeant on my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,581
Posted By DarrenM1
Ready for that Ride Report! Taking my WR to the...

Ready for that Ride Report! Taking my WR to the Silverton/ Ouray area in September. Please post a link when you get it up!:lurk
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-21-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By DarrenM1
The TV tower riding areas are long gone. There is...

The TV tower riding areas are long gone. There is some riding at the Bodcau Wildlife Management area but the four wheelers have worked their magic to such an extent it's not worth the effort. Plan on...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-21-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 50,532
Posted By DarrenM1
+1 on the buttermilk pie! I was there last Sunday...

+1 on the buttermilk pie! I was there last Sunday after getting soaked riding up from Louisiana... The manager had his little 14 year old daughter helping out; her name's Atlanta. She was a real...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,746
Posted By DarrenM1
I was headed there in May... is there a way...

I was headed there in May... is there a way around the closed section? I would be arriving from the south (louisiana) Thanks for the heads up. You saved me a possible 1k mile ride for nothing. (well...
Forum: Vendors 03-06-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 41,766
Posted By DarrenM1
This might be a silly question but I had a...

This might be a silly question but I had a thought the other day and wanted to pose is to some of the more mod oriented inmates. Currently on most if not all motorcycles the turn signals rest in the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,637
Posted By DarrenM1
Sounds like you had a great time with your son....

Sounds like you had a great time with your son. I'm 43 and I would love to have memories like that with my dad. Thanks for sharing.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 133,375
Posted By DarrenM1
Donnie, Thanks for the effort of writing for...

Donnie,
Thanks for the effort of writing for our enjoyment when on your adventure. It's a lot of work to write and post photos from the road and just know all of use in the cold really appreciate...
Forum: Americas 02-08-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By DarrenM1
Thanks everyone for the input. I believe I'm...

Thanks everyone for the input. I believe I'm gonna postpone the trip till September based on everyones input. I may just ride to Deals Gap in May and ride the Dragon.
Forum: Americas 02-02-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By DarrenM1
Thanks everyone for your help. I guess I need to...

Thanks everyone for your help. I guess I need to decide if I want to ride the pavement in CO and maybe spend a couple more days in Utah.
Forum: Americas 02-01-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By DarrenM1
Colorado In May Advice

Hi Guys,
I need a little advice from a couple of Colorado inmates. I'm planning a trip to Colorado mid May 2010. I plan on riding Silverton, Ouray specifically some of the trails on the Alpine loop...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,365
Posted By DarrenM1
The short 18" are perfect for strapping a tripod...

The short 18" are perfect for strapping a tripod to a GS pannier. The photo's not great but you can see my tripod strapped using 18" Rok Straps on the left pannier. I'm sold on em'. I have the longer...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,771
Posted By DarrenM1
If you want you can checkout my ride report to...

If you want you can checkout my ride report to Colorado last year. All of the good shots were taken with my Nikon D80 and a 50mm and 18-135 lens. Most all of the shots were taken on the roll. I keep...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,375
Posted By DarrenM1
Another 90/10 rider here. I have a Shoei X-11...

Another 90/10 rider here. I have a Shoei X-11 that I wear exclusively and love it. Little noise virtually water proof and light enough that I've never felt the need for an off road helmet.
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 29,748
Posted By DarrenM1
Laugh I ride with the exact setup as a couple of other...

I ride with the exact setup as a couple of other guys on this post. I really like the quality of the BMW jacket. I primarily ride in warm weather here in NW LA so I purposefully bought the jacket...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,485
Posted By DarrenM1
Me too!

I also have a '09 GSA and have had the same problem. I wrote about it in a ride report here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504540

If you don't want to check out the ride report...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By DarrenM1
Thumb Wow, I'll say one thing... you keep your stuff...

Wow, I'll say one thing... you keep your stuff clean.
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By DarrenM1
I have a 2008 Tundra and carry my GSA in it...

I have a 2008 Tundra and carry my GSA in it occasionally. On my last trip the back tire did slightly dent the tailgate. I'm going to shore it up (back tire)on my next trip to spread the weight...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,000
Posted By DarrenM1
Talking Hey Thanks Brennan. Glad to see that you guys got...

Hey Thanks Brennan. Glad to see that you guys got back safe... I checked out your pics on Smugmug... looks like you had a heck of a good time. If you ever do another Mexico trip let me know... I'd be...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By DarrenM1
I use a Shoei X-11 for everything. Your making...

I use a Shoei X-11 for everything. Your making the right move by going to your local dealer to try on different brands. My brother can mail order his helmets... it seems that everything fits him. I...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By DarrenM1
Cheap is good

I use a cheap tripod for my bike. The photo shows a cheap <$35.00 tripod that I used on my 3k Colorado trip. Don't get me wrong as a tripod it kinda bites... The adjustment lever hits you right...
Forum: Vendors 10-01-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,121
Views: 551,033
Posted By DarrenM1
2nd set of wheels BMW R1200GSA

I was thinking of buying a second set of wheels for my 2009 BMW R1200GSA. I would like to have the wheels mounted with off road tires. Any idea where I can get them? Thanks in advance.
:D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-28-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,278
Posted By DarrenM1
Thumb Cool, thanks for the tip!

Cool, thanks for the tip!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,496
Posted By DarrenM1
I just did 3k on my Sargeant seat. The most miles...

I just did 3k on my Sargeant seat. The most miles in a day was 565 (day 1) and I did it no problem. 100 miles on the stock seat and I was wiggling like a kid in church.
I bought the normal height...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,000
Posted By DarrenM1
Last Post of my Colorado Adventure 2009

I departed Fort Collins and headed out of town. Seemingly overnight it seems as though suddenly I have other biological needs weighing on my mind :raabia. Not only that but I’ve used a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By DarrenM1
Clutch wouldn't engage

I had a problem with my clutch not fully disengaging after riding about 200 miles with no gear changes. My dealer bled the clutch and so far it seems to have fixed the problem. Not sure if this would...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-22-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4,674
Views: 1,731,215
Posted By DarrenM1
http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt351/DarrenM1/...

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt351/DarrenM1/Colorado4/Colorado2009_090914_1105.jpg

On the trail to the Alpine Tunnel, just outside Pitkin Colorado. September 2009
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